Overall Rating Gold - expired
Overall Score 68.05
Liaison Greg Lischke
Submission Date Nov. 20, 2013
Executive Letter Download

STARS v1.2

Ithaca College
OP-18: Waste Diversion

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 1.33 / 3.00 Marian Brown
Special Assistant to the Provost
Office of the Provost
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Materials recycled, composted, reused, donated, re-sold, or otherwise diverted :
581 Tons

Materials disposed in a solid waste landfill or incinerator :
725 Tons

A brief description of programs, policies, infrastructure investments, outreach efforts, and/or other factors that contributed to the diversion rate:

The figure above does NOT include all the tons of materials donated, re-sold or otherwise diverted, because we do not capture actual tonnage weights for those materials. But they are substantial. For instance, mattresses are returned to the manufacturer for recycling.

Ithaca College maintains a comprehensive recycling program, with separate recycling stations in all campus areas. In common areas, recycling stations feature separate containers for bottles/cans, office paper, and trash. In food service retail areas around campus, there are stations with additional compost collection containers as well. All faculty/staff offices have underdesk containers for clean office paper and trash, with additional recycling containers located nearby for bottles/cans and larger-scale paper collection. All student residence hall rooms have recycling baskets for bottles/cans and paper.

The information presented here is self-reported. While AASHE staff review portions of all STARS reports and institutions are welcome to seek additional forms of review, the data in STARS reports are not verified by AASHE. If you believe any of this information is erroneous or inconsistent with credit criteria, please review the process for inquiring about the information reported by an institution and complete the Data Inquiry Form.